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What is Maria Sharapova's secret recipe for success?

Last updated on: August 25, 2014 15:00 IST

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Maria Sharapova recently revealed that the secret behind her success is her 'competitive drive', which has helped her achieve triumph in every aspect of life.

The 27-year-old tennis star said that she has a competitive drive, which was ferocious, powerful and it's all about winning.

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When she's out on the court, she does not think about her looks or does not wear any makeup because she's there to play the game, she further added.

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However, Sharapova mentioned that designing for the mass market, as she helped mastermind the Maria Sharapova Collection for Nike, has really changed her thinking process and her on-court look.

Even if she wants to be the one pushing fashion on the court, today she wanted to do it in a way that a woman playing in a doubles league could wear, too.

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Image: Maria poses with her trophy near the Eiffel Tower in Paris
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Sharapova has now also become Brand Maria, extending her reach into fashion, philanthropy, beauty, even sweets, and topping the 2014 Forbes list of the world's highest-paid female athletes.

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The tennis star stole the show at the dazzling party ahead of Wimbledon earlier in June.

The French Open champion arrived at the bash in a Porsche that was driven by former Formula One star Mark Webber.

She donned a short white number, showing off her toned legs. Yes, she was a winner all around!

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Image: Maria Sharapova and Porsche Works driver Mark Webber arrive with a Porsche 918 Spyder super sportscar for the WTA pre-Wimbledon party
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Sharapova wanted to legally change her surname to 'Sugarpova' before the fortnight of the 2013 US Open.

She had approached the Supreme Court of Florida to get it changed, in line with the brand of lollies she launched.

However, the shrewd businesswoman's agent, Max Eisenbud, said they ultimately decided against it, adding that the tennis star had pushed her team to do fun, out-of-the-box-type things to get the word out about Sugarpova.

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Sharapova has her personal set of rituals. Being the best-paid female tennis superstar, she admits that her duties are by no means simple.

Yet, with all of her intense practice sessions and exercising regimens, she always finds time to relax.

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Anyone will wish to have a body like Sharapova’s!

This beauty's amazing physique is not just because of exercise. She says, water is a huge part of her diet. But she has force herself to drink it.

The stunning Sharapova's super-toned body sets hearts racing.

The toned abs, shapely butt and lean legs make the fitness freak idolise her.

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But all this comes because of the hard work she puts in to stay in shape.

Her well-toned physique grabs a lot of attention.

The blond beauty was on the cover of the September 2013 issue of Shape magazine.

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Sharapova stands tall. Not just in stature but also in the Forbes’ list of highest-paid female athletes.

The magazine said that the Russian beauty’s earnings power skyrocketed in 2004 when she won Wimbledon.

The influential business magazine states that the 6-foot-2-inch blond has multimillion dollar endorsement deals.


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